This Liverpool machine is made up of 11 cogs that work in perfect time with each other. Without this common purpose and understanding of each other’s game we wouldn’t be witnessing the greatness we are treated to each week, our skipper deserves a lot of credit for keeping these cogs moving. According to Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson is “up there with the great Liverpool captains”.
The Reds signed a 20-year-old Jordan Henderson from Sunderland in a £20m deal in 2011.
Since his move we have seen the England man transform from a wide eyed winger into a steely gazed tenacious centre midfielder.
From will-he-stay-will-he-go mediocrity to a signature trophy lift, we have seen Hendo completely reborn under Jürgen Klopp’s tutelage.
Ex-Red Charlie Adam is a massive believer of the Jordan Henderson hype, he told the Blood Red Podcast:
“Did I envisage Jordan Henderson winning the European Cup as Liverpool captain? Probably not.
“You could put him up there with the great Liverpool captains over the years.
“The great captains have been able to drag Liverpool through the mire, they’re the ones who have taken on the added responsibility.
“And he’s accepted the role very well, he’s taken it in his stride and the performances he’s been producing have been incredible.”
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Whisper it quietly – but – Hendo is well on his way to eclipsing Steven Gerrard by the time he hangs up his boots.
The ex-Sunderland midfielder has managed to silence his critics both in the Liverpool fan base and in the wider footballing world.
He has been named England’s Player of the Year and he is on course to win a quintuple this year, lifting each trophy with his signature shuffle.
If success is the measure of greatness then he is already up there with the best of the best. However, at Liverpool it isn’t just about success, it is about desire and passion.
The football that Liverpool are playing at the minute would be impossible without the skipper’s desire and passion – week in, week out he is barking at his teammates to get back into position, to release the ball earlier, to keep it simple.
Truth be told he has become everything a captain should be. He is truly one of our greatest to wear the armband, if he didn’t have to follow Stevie into the captaincy then his place in Anfield folklore wouldn’t be talked about so tentatively.